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MilkyWay Magic Stars = = = = = = = = = = = MilkyWay Magic stars are made by Mars. Magic Stars are aerated star shaped chocolates, originally aimed at children. MilkyWay magic stars used to have different smiley faces on them which used to represent characters on the packets, how-ever their characters and engravings on the stars have now been discontinued, so don't be surprised if you pick up a bag of these and they have no smiley faces on them anymore. The Magic Stars are meant to be a fun treat for kids but I also enjoy eating them too. I purchased a 33g bag from my local shop of about 43p, how-ever you can also purchase them in other sizes including: * 130g bag - £1.00 * Funsize Packs (180g) - £2.50 These can be purchased from local shops and all good supermarkets, how-ever prices may vary. I often purchase the funsize bags to give to the children at Halloween when they come to trick or treat at the front door. They often have the fun sized bags on offer during this time. Packaging = = = = = The Magic stars come in a small plastic bag which holds 33g of the chocolate star shapes. The bag is a dark blue colour but also has lighter blue and white on it. There are picture of the stars on the front of the bag which looks like they are in the sky/space. These are surrounded by lot of little white stars on the packet. On the front of the pack in the top left hand corner you can see that the product is part of the MilkyWay range. The magi stars writing on the front is quite large and is surrounded by different colours which are rainbow coloured. On the back of the packet you will find a list of ingredients and nutritional information. It also states that the product contains no preservative and no artificial colours. To me the packaging stands out as a MilkyWay product due to the blue colours used on the packaging itself. The MilkyWay logo also stands out on the packet as well so you can instantly see that it's a MilkyWay product. Appearance/Smell/Taste = = = = = = = = = = = = The bag to the product opens easily like a packet of crisps. When I looked in the bag there was lots of star shaped chocolates. The chocolate stars were indeed plain with no smiley faces on them, which is how I remember them. Some of these were smiling, whilst others looked shocked. The chocolates are a milk chocolate colour and look really yummy. I was surprised at how many of the chocolate stars were actually in the bag, there seemed quite a lot. The smell of the stars was delicious; they didn't smell too sweet but smelt chocolate but also had the MilkyWay type smell to it. The smell actually made my mouth water a little so I couldn't wait to try a few. I put one of the stars into my mouth and bit into it, I could feel the small aerated bubbles in the star as I chewed it, it started to melt in my mouth and the star filled my mouth with a lovely sweet taste of the chocolate. You can feel that the chocolate is aerated when you bits into it as you can feel the texture slightly against your teeth. The chocolate is very sweet and I think it's probably sweeter than Dairy Milk or Galaxy chocolate. I did find the little stars very, very moreish and did enjoy eating a few of these as a time. There is a slight after taste which is left in your mouth which is sweet but this goes after rinsing your mouth out with some water. Overall Opinion = = = = = = = I loved the taste and texture of the chocolate stars and thought the chocolate tasted quite creamy. These are very sweet and after eating a 33g bag they did become quite sickly. Although you can't see that the stars are aerated you can definitely feel this when you bite into them. I sometimes leave a star to melt on my tongue and this fills my mouth with lovely creamy, warm chocolate. My nephew also enjoys eating these and loves looking at all the different faces on the front of the stars. I do think this product tastes slightly of MilkyWay a little which makes it taste different to other chocolate bars or sweets. I would buy these again every now and again to eat myself and also as a treat for my nephew as well. I think the stars are really cute and yummy. (review may also appear on ciao)
I was shopping in Morrison's yesterday and came across these Magic Stars for £1.00 for a 130g pouch bag - not bad I thought, considering that you can normally pay around £2.50-£3.00 for a bag of these - that's what usually puts me off buying them. So at a great price, I thought I would treat myself. For those of you who don't know; Magic Stars are made by Nestle and are from the 'Milky Way' family. They are in available in 'little bags of 33g as well as in 'pouches' of 130g (which is what I have). To look at the Magic Star are very cute; they consist of little chunky milk chocolate stars; they look to perfect to eat. I think these stars appeal to children because they look fun. Most important bit...what do they taste like? Well I have to say that either my taste buds have changed (I haven't had these for a while), or Nestle have changed the recipe, because I don't know why, but I just didn't enjoy these stars as much as when I last had them (a couple of years ago). Even though the stars are quite chunky, yet small, they are really light and 'airy' and have a soft texture; you do have to bite the stars to 'eat' them as I found they don't melt very well when you suck them; it takes all day. They are very sweet; although at the same time I find them to be quite bland, as though there is something 'missing' - you don't get that lovely creamy taste at the end that you do when you have Cadburys. These taste a bit like cheap chocolate; after a few of them, I found them to be too sickly. As for nutritional content, a 33g serving will provide you with 183 calories, 17.6g of sugars, 11.5g of fat (7.09g of which is saturated) and 0.07g of salt. So is a 'moment on the lips worth a lifetime on the hips?' Absolutely not! The bag is resalable; great for if you can't finish off the bag in one go. This bag is designed to share...although it depends how much you like them. I was quite happy to share mine! I think that they are a nice little treat for children as because they are shaped like stars they are fun to eat. Although I don't think I will be buying these again. Thanks for reading. December 2011 Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Magic stars are a product from Milky Way which is part of the Mars Group which also includes rather yummy chocolates such as galaxy products. Magic stars were originally a children's chocolate however many grown-ups also love the product, I know I sure do and I turn 20 this year. Made from milk chocolate they are perfect for children and they come in a small 33g bag. Having bags so small meant that parent's didn't have to worry about their children developing childhood obesity from having one bag, after all one bag does only contain 183 Calories which isn't entirely bad for a snack when they get back from school. However, what is worrying is the amount of fat that is provided with one serving! There are 11.5g of Fat in each bag, for a child over 4 years of age they are only allowed up to 65grams which after one snack doesn't give you a lot to play with! However Magic Stars are free from artificial colours and they contain no preservatives which make them even better for the little kiddies and for 34p they can afford to buy it themselves with their 50p pocket money. These magic stars are indeed made out of chocolate so aren't suitable for Vegans, Dairy Intolerant people. They also contain traces of Almonds, Peanuts, Sesame and Hazelnut so therefore is not meant for those that have allergies to nuts. However, those that just love chocolate and don't have any allergies then dig in. I adore these Magic Stars and recently developed an addiction to them after I saw that the big 130g bags were being sold for a pound in my nearest shop. Those bags say that they are great for sharing, however I remember telling my boyfriend while munching on a bag, why would anyone share them. They are so nice. I used to love the old packaging that was on the little packets they used to illustrate the faces that were on the stars and developed them into sort of characters that the children could get attached to. I remember I always liked the green one and the purple character, I can't remember there names unfortunately. The packaging is now blue where when I was a child I remember it was white with blue bits like in the picture shown, however they don't look like that anymore. Here is the ingredient's list just in case there is anything that you wish to check out for yourself: Sugar, cocca butter,skimmed milk powder,cocoa mass, demineralised whey powder, lactose,milk,fat,emulsifier,soya lecithin,flavourings,traces hazelnut,almond,milk chocolate,contains milk solids 14% minimum and cocoa solids 25% minimum The thing I love about Magic stars is the creamy heavenly milk chocolate. I love that the stars are small so you don't feel as naughty as you are actually being. One star can send your taste buds to heaven and back, especially if you are a huge milk chocolate fan like myself, they are as I have already stated very easy to become addicted to! I would fully recommend this product to any chocolate fanatic like myself, buy and try them and next time you're making yourself a hot chocolate put some on top of the whipped cream for extra yumness! Enjoy!
The Milky Way brand is manufactured and distributed by Mars. Milky Way Magic Stars were designed and aimed at children in the UK and have been around now for a good few years. ---Packaging--- I actually quite like the packaging for Magic Stars even though it is clearly aimed at children. The stars come in a small plastic bag wih blue being the dominent colour. Printed on the bag is the MIlky Way, and Magic Stars logo along with an image of the Magic Stars. The packaging has been redesigned a few times over the years but it has always kept it's magical night sky theme. ---Magic Stars--- As you might expect, the Magic stars inside the packet are star-shaped pieces of chocolate. Each star is quite small in size with a smiley face consisting of aerated chocolate. The chocolate is very smooth and bubbly and almost melts in the mouth and tastes very creamy. These are very easy to chew and dissolve which ovbviously makes them perfect for children. I was quite impressed with the taste and texture but I didn't become a very big fan of these due the the size of each chocolate and small packet size. ---Price and Availablity--- Magic Stars are widely available from supermarkets and newsagents. An average bag consists of 33g of chocolate and prices can vary depending on the retailer. The cheapest price I have found for a 33g bag is at Asda where a bag costs just 33 pence. One of the problems I had with this product was that the bags were so small so to be buying a bag was just pointless because there just wasn't enough chocolatey goodness to satisfy my chocolate craving but there's good news, Magic Stars now can be purchased in a 130g size for £1.73. ---Nutritional Information per 100g--- Energy kCal.........555 Energy kJ............ 2,316 Protein................. 6.2g Carbohydrate...... 54.1g of which sugars...N/A Fat......................... 34.9g ---Allergy Infomation--- Contains Lactose, Milk Fat, Milk Powder, Milk Solids, Whey Powder, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Sesame & Soya Lecithins ---Ingredients--- Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Demineralised Whey Powder, Lactose, Milk Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring, Traces: Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond, Sesame, Milk Chocolate Contains Milk Solids 14% Minimum and Cocoa Solids 25% Minimum. ---Overall--- A nice chocolate treat or children although I am a little concerned about the fat anf calorie content so I would definitely recommend consuming these in moderation. The packaging and design of the Magic Stars is great for children and I am sure these have definitely caused more than a few children to whinge for a packet during a trip to the supermarket. The overall taste and quality of the chocolate is good but I won't be rushing out to buy a packet any time soon as I prefer something more substantial when indulging in a chocolate treat.
MILKY WAY - MAGIC STARS Star shaped aerated milk chocolate These come in the handy size of 33g which are just right for one person or fun size pack of 180g supposedly for sharing - in our case my partner hogs practically the whole packet in a couple of mouthfuls, & I look at the packet in dismay when I have had a few stars & there are none left. It's better for me if we have a packet each, saves a lot of disappointment and/or annoyance! These little Magic Stars are so yummy & moreish you might want the Fun Size 180g just for yourself if you are sitting watching TV all on your own! Prices at Tesco which seems to be cheapest are 33g .37p per pack 180g £2.37 or5 £5 for 3 packs I bought 3 small packs yesterday at Tesco Express as they were marked at 3 packs for special price. It wasn't until I looked at the receipt this morning to get the actual price for this review that I realised there was no special price for buying 3 packs I had been charged at 37p each! (I hate being done). We were on our way for a day out & I was buying a picnic. As I had bought 3 packs thinking I just had to as they were on that special offer, we ate a pack each in the car as we were driving to our destination & the 3rd went into the cool box for me to save (or should I say savour) in front of the TV later on. You can buy these in newsagents, supermarkets, petrol stations etc. They come in a blue plastic packet with the Milky Way logo shown at the top surrounded by exploding chocolate droplets & a big red star. The name Magic Stars is written underneath with 7 chocolate stars of various sizes & lots of little sparkly white stars all floating on the Milky Way. At the bottom it states 'no artificial colours & no preservatives' On the back of the packet is another three chocolate stars imprinted with no artificial colours & no preservatives. The words 'please return this product if it fails to satisfy' fat chance of that- either me returning them or them failing to satisfy! Underneath there is the usual description of the product & list of ingredients, the nutritional value, the weight of the whole pack including wrapper presumably & the best before date (is anyone likely to hold out from eating them & keep them that long? Certainly not me!) The nutritional information says that each 33g pack contains 183 calories, 2.0g protein (at least protein is good for us so we can kid ourselves the stars are doing us good) 17.9 carbohydrate & 11.5g fat. They also quote for some strange reason what 100g would contain of everything. WARNING - please note the fact they contain traces of nuts - in particular are mentioned peanut, hazelnut & almond. Also mentioned traces of sesame (flowering plant cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods). When you see the Milky Way logo, you can't help but think of the Milky Way bars which are supposed to be kind to your figure. These however are nothing like the look or tast of the bars, an entirely different product they don't claim to keep you slim! Inside the packet are lots of scrumptious looking identical sized little chocolate shaped stars & I did notice the lovely aroma of milk chocolate as I opened the bag. As already said, these are very moreish & yummy. I think they are much more delicious than Cadbury's chocolate buttons. You get the taste of extra special chocolate straight away even with the first star. They are much thicker than chocolate buttons as they are not flat. The texture is creamy, light & melts in the mouth. Although they are supposed to be aerated chocolate there are no bubbles, just light, smooth & soft extra delicious chocolate Apparently each star has a face (two eyes & a mouth) imprinted on it - afraid I didn't notice that at all, I was too busy driving & dipping my hand into the bag & straight to my mouth. These would be a lovely little size that is just right for tiny infant mouths & no doubt children would notice the faces & enjoy them. I eat them one at a time; thoroughly relishing each tiny star of chocolate & making the pack last as long as I can. Needless to say my partner scoffs them down in handfuls & then looks longingly at the ones I still have left! As I was eating them I couldn't help wondering why they reminded me of Joe Pasquale, perhaps he advertised them? I looked him up on the internet when I came home & it sure enough it says he was the voice over for Milky Way Magic Stars in 1999, so there you have it, advertising does stick in your memory & they didn't waste their money. I will definitely buy these again & again & again .....................!!!!! Try them - you will be hooked Please note - This review was written by me & also appears on CIAO under a different username
I am a big fan of 'Milky Way' chocolate bars so when I saw these for 35p I thought it's been a while so why not ey?! They come in what appears to be newer and brighter packaging since when I last saw them. The packaging is predominately blue and white with a few flashes of colour. The pack says the product consists of, "Star-shaped pieces of aerated milk chocolate" and that it doesn't contain any preservatives or artificial colours. This doesn't really bother me personally but I know some people like to know things like that. The pack contains about 33 grams and about 183Kcal of energy. When the pack was opened I was shocked to see just how many stars were inside; I counted 35. Each star is a bit bigger than a 'Smartie' but smaller than a 'Fruit Pastel' and has one of several facial expressions stamped onto it. Another thing that struck me when I looked in the bag was the very tempting smell. Now I've counted them, smelled them and looked at them my mouth is well and truly watering so I think I should try them. The chocolate unsurprisingly is very similar if not the same as that which covers the 'Milky Way' bars. It is a very milky chocolate which gives quite a sweet taste. I think the chocolate can be likened to that of an 'Aero' or Easter egg chocolate. Just because the chocolate is milky doesn't mean it isn't very chocolaty. The coco flavour is definitely evident and quite a good quality one if you ask me. Overall I think you can't go wrong with this small chocolaty snack. I think it's almost big enough to be split into two portions for a very young child. I'd definitely recommend this product!
I remember eating Magic Stars by Milky Way as a child. Back then, I considered it a real treat. I used to love them but I haven't had them in quite a while so recently when I saw a small pack in my local supermarket I didn't hesistate and I immediately bought it. It comes in a blue pack with light blue/white stars in the front. There also pictures of big chocolate stars in the front. It comes in several sizes: small (33g) that I tend to eat at once and a bigger one (130g) that you can share. Each pack is full of little (no more than 1 cm in diameter I think) chocolate stars. Each star has a little facial expression on it: smiley, sad etc. There are quite a few diferent faces. I remember that as a child I used to put them in little groups with the same facial expressions and then eat them one by one - and it was quite fun! The stars have nothing added to them - it's only chocolate. But this chocolate is sweet, creamy and rich. It melts really quickly in your mouth. The chocolate is the same as Milky Way chocolate - but just nothing added. I must say I prefer Magic Stars to Milky way chocolate bar. What I really like about them is that they don't break that easily. When you buy a pack of them, you will see that almost all of them are exactly the same in size. Also, I once had them in my bag when it was really hot outside and they melted. Despite dirtying my face (and fingers), they still tasted great so now I sometimes melt them on purpose. They are widely available; the small pack can be bought in almost every single supermarket, newsagent's or corner shop. The bigger pack isn't available everywhere but you can still find it in most of the shops. The small pack usually costs no more than 50p and the big one - around £2.30. 33g of this lovely chocolate stars have 185 calories and 11.5 of fat (no saturated fat). I strongly recommend them, not only to chocoholics - Magic Stars may not be magic, but they are yummy.
For some reason, when it comes to raiding my kids' stash of goodies to satisfy my own sweet cravings, these Magic Stars are my least favourite but don't get me wrong - if nothing else is on offer I will scoff them!! I do love Milky Way bars, particuarly the extra sweet, fluffy nougat filling they contain but these Milky Way Magic Stars do not have that filling despite being so closely marketed with the original chocolate bar in mind. They are purely chocolate shaped stars with bubbly chocolate within. I don't really see where the 'magic' is - it's not like they are in any way linked to Dora the Explorer who has the help of magic stars? A good marketing ploy would perhaps be to print a brief magic trick every once in a while that children could easily master on the back of the packs, then I think the name would be more appropriate, otherwise they are just chocolate stars in my humble opinion!! The packaging I have is slightly different to the one pictured above in that this pack (although having the milky way logo) has an image of chocolate stars exploding into space although they do not have any faces on them which is strange as each star in the pack does have a face drawn into the chocolate. This is the gimmicky part which suggests that they are really meant for kids and not for pilfering adults who cannot control their willpower!! Each star has facial features imprinted on them and the facial expressions are also different. Some have a big smile, whilst others have an 'o' shaped mouth and some look like they are wearing sunglasses etc.. This would appeal to most children but for my daughter this seems to pass her by as she delights in putting all those issued to her as a treat in her mouth in one go. This is because, and I agree with her, you get a better taste sensation by eating several at once as opposed to one at a time as these individual chocolates melt in seconds do matter how hard you try to relish them. I am rather glad she doesn't stop to examine each star as they melt very quickly and so be prepared that if your child does want to see how every star looks before consumng, they will end up with a large quantity of chocolate on their fingers rather than in their mouths! You get about 25 in a 33g packet which cost anywhere between 30 and 50p depending on where you buy them. In tesco they are around £0.37p. I find the amount you get for your money to be substantial and our five year daughter is normally only allowed half a pack at any one time. The aroma, on opening the pack is really chocolately and the texture of these chocolates is very soft, creamy, milky and tasty. They do not contain any artificial colours or preservatives and are ideal as a treat which is neither too filling or sickly and is appropriate for very young children to have as they are small, soft and melt on contact with your mouth so there is very little danger of choking on these. Also, the packet can be recycled. These are quite high in calories, sugar and fat for what they are so they wouldn't personally be my first choice and if it wasn't for the fact that my daughter loves them, I wouldn't buy these. Thanks for reading. x also on ciao under ryanellaxx
Milky way magic stars have been out for some time now, and are still extremely popular. I think the reason they have endured for so long is because the packet size is handy, the product satisfies a sweet tooth, but has less dangers to teeth compared to sugary sweets, and is made by a popular and trusted brand. The stars are ideal for small fingers and very young kids can feed themselves easily. Cost: My local newsagents sells a small 33g pack for about 50p, so it is an ideal pocket money treat. Packaging: The stars come in a blue packet with images of the chocolate stars on the front. The rear of the packet contains product information as well as noting in bold print that the chocolate contains no preservatives or artificial colours. The packaging is recycleable. The product: Each bag contains several small chocolate stars with little faces on them. When they first came out, all the stars had names and personalities, but they don't put that on the packet anymore. The chocolate itself is solid, aerated (bubbly) chocolate, with no filling, unlike the milky way chocolate bar itself, which contains fluffy nougat. The chocolate melts quickly in the mouth and had a slighly nutty aftertaste, although the product itself does not contain nuts. Milky way magic stars are manufactured by the Mars corporation. Nutritional Info: This product contains 14% minimum milk solids and 25% minimum cocoa solids. The product is manufactured in a factory which processes peanuts, almonds, hazelnut and sesame, so there is a warning on the packet that the product may contain traces. However, as a nut allergy sufferer myself, I have personally had no problems with this product. Each bag contains 183 calories and 11.5g fat, so it may no be as diet-friendly as it appears. Uses: As well as an occasional treat for kids, the magic stars are ideal for party bags, as well as for travelling, picnics or as lunchbox fillers. I should warn you though, that they do melt quickly, so caution should be excersised, and maybe you will need a supplyof wipes if kids are eating them in the car!
I have memories of eating magic stars when I was very little so they've been around for quite a while, and to my knowledge they've not really changed at all since then. They are a milky way product so they are made from the same chocolate that encase milky ways and therefore are made by the same people who make galaxy chocolate which I really like. The packaging is just a normal sweet packet that you would expect and its blue, decorated with pictures of cartoon stars. You can buy them individually but if I get them I tend to get them in the big fun size packs where there are around 30 small packets there. I would say that there are definitely best for children because they are a bit of a novelty with having different faces and characters on the chocolate stars, the actual texture is also very soft which means that it would be a good chocolate for young children to make sure that their teeth could cope with it. Also the price is a bit steep, around 50p for not much chocolate at all really to be buying it because you wanted chocolate, its more likely that a young child is attracted to it because of the shapes etc, but I wouldn't turn them down if they were offered because i like the really smooth creamy taste that does make it sort of different to other things. You can get them almost everywhere.
Despite the Milkyway name on it, "Magic Stars" contain none of the famous soft white nougat centre that made the chocolate bars so popular. Instead, they are quite simply just little star shaped chocolates with little faces on them. The chocolate is recognizable as Milkyway, and they are tasty, if a little superficial by the fact that they are just chocolate that happens to be shaped like a Star, without any particularly special features inside or accompanying. The Stars themselves are very small, and so a great number fit in even a small packet. It is therefore likely that you'll get a bit bored after some time eating them, unless you particularly like the chocolate flavour. There is a repeditive element to them, but the chocolate is perfectly tasty and nice - just what you'd expect from Milkyway. It can be a bit greasy, and for the price there are surely more exciting chocolate products out there. Even so, they are still on the shelves, and so enough people must be able to look beyond the fact that they are one-dimensional.
On a recent shopping trip to Morrisons I was looking for something different and having previously opted for Snack Size Milky Way equivalent from Tesco. I decided to pick up Milky Way "Magic Stars" which I had not had for a while. I am sure that most of you will have eaten a Milky Way in your time but not all of you may have had a packet of "Magic Stars". So what are these little chocolate treats?. Well they are basically little chocolate covered stars which have a similar inside to the normal Milky Way but with a trace of Hazelnut which is very subtle and some may not notice. Overall I was quite satisfied with the taste of these and the design of these little chocolate pieces is nice and is a good alternative to having bars all the time Although the taste is not as nice as the standard Milky Way which is around the same price now but Magic Stars used to be around half the price they are now which is a shame and probably one of the reasons they lose out to other chocolate products. Although adults enjoy these nearly as much as children they are undoubtedly designed with children in mind with their novelty magic star. I am sure that if you buy these for your kids you will enjoy them too. These are great for lunchboxes as they are small and give your child a chocolate treat which is not too calorie laden like some Chocolate bars and bags are. This is a plus point for these. You can pick up a packet of these Magic Stars for around 45p which is quite steep compared to other chocolate treats considering the size of the packet. They are however quite widely available which is a plus point. As the stars are rather small at about the size of a 1p coin you obviously don't get something that will last all that long. These could be a great addition to your Ice Cream for pudding or as a snack when you get home from work or school or just fancy a late night munch. I would recommend these little Magic Stars to anyone who likes the normal Milky Way and anyone who likes chocolate pieces. This is a nice little product that just loses out due to better alternatives and being in a very crowded market. So In summing up this review. They are quite nice but there are much nicer and better value products out there.
Shaped so they have slanted edges I think it's good to have a trip down memory lane and think of chocolate or sweeties as being fun because it's so serious and off-putting with all the talk of calories, fat and how bad these things are for you. Magic Stars are made by Milky Way (the original bar of which dates back to 1923) and distributed by Mars. Although the packaging looks similar in use of colour to the original Milky Way bar, they're different in the sense that they're no nougat in sight. These are sold in 33g bags and cost around 37p (Tesco). I've seen them priced at around 50p in some smaller convenience stores, which is far too expensive in my opinion, but maybe that's because I remember when such things were 20p. They're quite popular though and so are easy to come across. Magic Stars are simply milk chocolate pieces cut into star shapes that are fairly chunky with slanted edges. Although they're only chocolate, which some may find quite boring, they do have a lovely creamy taste and appeal especially to children. As they're something you can pick at, rather than a huge chocolate bar, they seem less filling and are a good size to pop in a lunch box or take out with you. That said, they're strangely high in calories & fat at 11.5g fat and 183 calories per bag. I found it quite disappointing opening a bag recently to find there weren't that many stars inside, but there's still enough to enjoy the delicious chocolate for a few minutes. The chocolate itself is smooth and creamy. They're hard to bite, but then melt in your mouth and taste rich and sweet. The overall feel is of quality, with no strange aftertaste, unlike some choccies you get in Christmas Advent calendars. Great for kids and adults alike, Milky Way Magic Stars have a fun appeal to them and taste delicious. But, there's nothing extra special about them these days from my point of view, and so wont be buying them regularly.
I don't know what made me buy Magic Stars apart from the fact that I wanted loose chocolates instead of a bar yesterday, but why I went for these instead of Minstrals or Munchies??? They're little chocolate stars that are supposed to resemble Milky Way bars but they don't and I think they taste dead cheap even though they're not. The stars are soft milk chocolate and I don't think much of them but I can see why kids love them and they're soft enough to be a treat for even babies. The stars taste just like the chocolate on a Milky Way bar but that's the only thing that makes them anything like the bar. The stars are light and taste like there's a lot of air in them even though they're not bubbly or anything inside. I wasn't mad keen on these, they're not a BAD or nasty chocolate but they didn't feel like a treat to me. The chocolate isn't creamy and is bad quality I reckon compared to Minstrals or chocolate buttons. It didn't melt very quick in my mouth either and anyway the stars are so small that by the time it had melted there wasn't a lot there to taste! The bag lasted me longer than I thought it would but that's only because I wasn't that happy with my choice and ended up eating them slow because I wasn't really enjoying them. They're not very chocolatey so when I'd finished the bag I still fancied chocolate and ended up having a bowl of Cocoa Pops. This must be one of them things that is designed with little kids in mind and doesn't appeal much to anyone over the age of 11 like Skips because it's perfect for toddlers and I know my sister who is 2 loves them.
Whilst in Tesco's last night my little boy came running over with a packet of magic stars. 'Can I have these Daddy?' Well I've read about these before, I think it was on here, and I remember them having a good review. So I thought I'd let him try them. The packet itself is blue in colour and the product is made by Milky Way. On the front of the packet it has pictures of the chocolates, I bit like shooting stars. It also boasts that they have no artificial colours or prservatives. Upon opening the bag I notice about 20-30 little star shaped chocolates. I took a couple, just to make sure they were suitable:-) They were quite delicious. The chocolate itself is very creamy and very light in nature, much in the same way as Milky Ways other products. There was certainly no risk of him choking on these. The packet itself had been kept in a cool place so the chocolates themselves were all separate. He enjoyed looking at each one prior to eating them. He never made a mess either which is unusual for him! They seemed just the right size packet for him, but personally if I was to snack on these I'd need 2 or 3 bags - but then again I don't suppose they were made for adults. Ingredients Sugar Cocoa Butter Skimmed Milk powder Cocoa Mass Demineralised whey powder Lactose Milk Fat Emulsifier (soya lecithin) flavouring (Traces; Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond, Sesame) Milk Chocolate contains milk solids 14% minimum and cocoa solids 25% minimum Nutrition 33g Energy 183kcal Protein 2.0g Carbohydrate 17.9g Fat 11.5g I recommend these chocolates for young children. They are tasty and will certainly keep them quiet for 10 minutes. The pack size is just the right size for them but not adults. I give them 5 Magic Stars